Tool to decrypt/encrypt like in Gold-Bug automatically. The short story entitled The Gold-Bug from Edgar Allan Poe presents a substitution cipher.
Gold Bug Cipher 3‡0†2?3 - dCode
Tag(s) : Symbol Substitution
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Gold bug code encryption uses a mono alphabetical substitution. Each letter corresponds to a symbol according to the conversion table
Example: DCODE is crypted †-‡†8
Goldbug cipher decryption requires to know the alphabet used for this alphabet to symbols substitution.
Example: 3‡0† is decrypted GOLD
The ciphered message contains the characters † or ‡ (dagger and double dagger) and the 8 appears often. The index of coincidence is similar to the language of the plain text.
Any reference to an insect/bug and especially a golden beetle is a clue.
Any mentions of Edgar Allan Poe's Extraordinary Stories, of his hero William Legrand or the treasure of Captain Kidd are also clues.
Edgar Allan Poe suggests other alphabets with the same symbols, especially one in a few word on secret writing here (link)
Le story has been published in june 1843